A Good Way To Use Leftover Roasted Chicken: Autumn Salad of Butterhead Lettuce, Apples and Almonds

Autumn Salad of Butterhead Lettuce, Apples and Almonds with Balsamic Vinaigrette | www.thepeachkitchen.com

Autumn Salad of Butterhead Lettuce, Apples and Almonds with Balsamic Vinaigrette | www.thepeachkitchen.com

Okay. That Autumn part in the title may have you thinking if I live in a different part of the world.

Well, I do…. in my head. I don’t know why I am so crazy about Fall season, maybe because we just don’t have it here and I like lots of falling leaves…

Remember that Fall Themed Tea Party from two years ago? and those Pumpkin Spiced recipes I do? Well, I’m about to do them again  and some new ones in the next couple of weeks. For the mean time, let me just tell one thing I do with leftover roasted chicken because believe me when I tell you that we always have leftover chicken at home. If you have kids, I’m sure you know what I’m saying.

I love using leftover chicken in sandwiches, soups, and salads. Usually I just chop some tomatoes and the leftover chicken then tuck them in inside a hot pandesal or in between some sliced bread.

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But since I picked up some Butterhead lettuce from the supermarket the other day, I thought it would be nice to try and make a salad out of it. It’s my first time to see Butterhead lettuce at the supermarket. Normally, I see only Romaine Lettuce (my favorite) and Iceberg lettuce.

Butterhead Lettuce is a head lettuce with a loose arrangement of leaves, known for its sweet flavor and tender texture. It is not as crispy as Romaine but it has a distinct flavor on its own. I am not picky with my greens and I love trying out new ones. This has just been added to my list of favorite greens. Sis didn’t like it, though. I had all three heads all to myself.

I hope you see one the next time you go to the supermarket so you can try it for yourself.

Autumn Salad of Butterhead Lettuce, Apples and Almonds with Balsamic Vinaigrette | www.thepeachkitchen.com

This salad went so well with my Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette!

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Autumn Salad of Butterhead Lettuce, Apples and Almonds

  • Author: The Peach Kitchen

Ingredients

  • Butterhead Lettuce, washed and drained
  • shredded or chopped leftover roasted chicken
  • chopped apples
  • almonds
  • shaved parmesan cheese
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette (click for the recipe)

Instructions

  1. Just chop up all the ingredients and combine in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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35 Responses

  1. Left-over roasted chicken in a salad makes me feel like eating for I love salad spread over in a lettuce with a ready tasty sauce to dip. Wow, it’s too delicious.

  2. We don’t follow any season theme for our food at home and just use whatever leftover to make a meal.

  3. i do not know much about lettuce, but romaine is my favorite. this butterhead variety sure looks interesting. i will make a mental note to grab some when i go to the grocers

  4. The Parmesan cheese looks like chips! Cute. This is great. really healthy minus the chicken skin but still great. Really simple and quick, I like salads like this for on the go persons, they are easy to prep.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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